Out with the old, in with the new. 4 ways to declutter during the holidays.
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Let’s face it, giving and receiving gifts is one thing most of us place high up on our favorite holiday tradition list. While those Black Friday sales are pretty irresistible it can get a little overwhelming to find a place for all that new stuff. Spring cleaning is great, but a holiday purge is even better! If you are finding your Camden home, or closet, to be overcrowded this year here are some great ways to declutter.
- Online market places such as Craig’s List, Offer Up, Facebook Marketplace, and Let Go
If you’ve never used any of these websites, you may be in the minority. In our day and age of social media the options are endless to where and how you can buy or sell used items. This is a great way to put some of that money you spent shopping on Black Friday back in your pocket too!
- Salvation Army and Good Will
Everyone knows these names but when was the last time you made a donation to them other than throwing some change in a red bucket during the holidays? These two power house charities will accept clothing, various household items, and even cars! Visit their websites for more details on how and where to donate:
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- Donate to a local establishment that gives back to the community
Not only is this going to help you get rid of your unwanted items, but it could also help a local family in need. With a little research you can find local companies such as that are willing to pick up your unwanted items right from your apartment for a small fee and give them to a local family in need. What great way to give back this holiday season!
- Post it on MyCamden.com
This is probably one of the quickest and easiest ways to get rid of old furniture or other household goods. Maybe John next door is moving to a bigger apartment and needs that desk you’ve been dying to get rid of or Jane upstairs has been looking for the perfect sized couch to fit her living room and just can’t seem to find one in her price range. The benefits of posting here is that the people you are reaching are already in your neighborhood, so this should be an easy transfer. In addition, a lot of people have the same floor plan and finishes as you so you can show them in photos exactly how it would look in their apartment home.
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There are many options when it comes to donating or selling your used belongings. The good news is that you can’t really go wrong no matter what you decide to do. If you sell your items then you’ll be able to catch up after holiday spending. If you choose to donate you’ll get the warm and fuzzy feeling that selflessness brings. I hope this holiday season finds you in good cheer with many memories made in your very own apartment home!